And there’s Derek Kirk Kim!
Lark Pien too!
And Chris Giarrusso!
And Ben Hatke!
At CBR, Caleb Mozzocco says that The Shadow Hero is “a must-read, and a contender for one of the best comics of the year.”
Catch the Green Turtle at San Diego Comic Con and stand a chance to win some original Gene Yang art!
See more shots of the costume at the First Second Blog.
Meanwhile here’s a pinup by NYT-best selling creator George O’Connor!
And a review from Comic Book Resources, where Sonia Harris writes that the book manages “this crazy juggling act of being truly inspired and new, while also being packed with loving references to everything that has gone before in the genre. “
A Green Turtle pinup by Kazu Kibuishi!
And a big thanks for Forrest Helvie for the review 🙂
The Shadow Hero gets more reviews!
Rich Barret at Mental Floss lists it as one of the Most Interesting Comics of the week, and suggests it’s “probably the best superhero comic you will read this year.”
Harper Harris at Geekrex has been reviewing in the single issue releases and finds “the Green Turtle to be my favorite new superhero in years. It’s wonderful to see these kinds of stories come out, and between Yang’s tight, clever scripting and Liew’s dynamic layouts and style, this one comes with very high recommendations!”
And Samantha Roehrig says “[t]his graphic novel is insanely powerful. The weaving of stories is creative and unique” over at Comics Bastards.
The Shadow Hero is officially out today!
Catch Gene on NPR’s Morning Edition next Tuesday, 7/15!
Here’s a piece on NPR’s Code Switch meanwhile : Was The Green Turtle The First Asian-American Superhero?
It’s July 15 here in Singapore, but not quite yet in the USA, so the Shadow Hero is not quite out yet, but just hours away!
In the meanwhile here’s a piece for Diversity in YA, about drawing Asian characters in comics :p
Cartooning often relies on visual shorthands and exaggerations, so it’s a easy slide into racist caricatures, even if the intention might be to make identification easier. Not always an easy line to thread, but awareness of the issue is probably the first step towards any sort of solution.
Anyway, more reviews if the Shadow Hero below!
It’s one of Publisher Weekly‘s Books of the Week!
Estella says it’s “a great mix of humor… and weighty issues.”